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2016 OHSAA Golf State Tournament Coverage

2016 OHSAA Boys and Girls Golf State Tournaments

The Ohio State University Scarlet and Gray Courses, Columbus
NorthStar Golf Club, Sunbury
October 14-15 & 21-22, 2016

State Tournament Info

State Tournament Results
State Tournament Qualifiers
State Tournament Tee Times

State Tournament Recaps

Boys Division I
     For the second year in a row and for the fifth time in school history, Cincinnati St. Xavier won the Division I Boys Golf State Championship. Normally a two-day tournament, a rainy Friday forced the tournament to be played as a just a single round event on Saturday. Fighting cold and windy conditions Saturday, the St. Xavier Bombers shot a single round score 303, just one stroke off the OHSAA Division I boys golf state tournament record and four strokes better than runner-up Columbus St. Charles. Senior Cameron Frazier lead St. Xavier and earned co-medalist honors after shooting a 34-37-71.
     Joining Cameron as co-medalist with an identical score of 34-37-71 was Columbus St. Charles senior Evan Yakubov. Reigning state tournament medalist, Hudson senior Will Kurtz, finished tied for third place by shooting a 37-36-73. Kurtz followed his boys golf state tournament record breaking performance in 2015 of 73-69-142 and notched his third-straight top ten finish at the Division I boys golf state tournament.  
     Columbus St. Charles state runner-up finish was its second in the past three years. St. Charles earned state runner-up honors with a total score of 307 and edged 2015 Division I boys golf state runner-up, Dublin Jerome, which shot a 308.
Girls Division I
     For the first time since 2010, a team other than Dublin Jerome won the Division I Girls team championship. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange, and Medina Highland finished the single-round tournament with identical scores of 311. Following the OHSAA's tie breaking regulations, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange was awarded the first golf state championship in school history. The future is bright for Olentangy Orange as none of their top three scorers were seniors, and sophomore Ashley Au placed 3rd by shooting a 35-37-72.
     Runner-up Medina Highland, disappointed by the tie breaker ruling, had two players finish in the top five overall. Senior Madison Butler shot a 35-36-71 to earn co-medalist honors, and sophomore Christina Williams shot 39-34-73 to finish tied for fourth. This was Medina Highland's second runner-up finish in school history.
     Joining Madison Butler as co-medalist and also shooting a 35-36-71, was Dublin Jerome junior Abby Keifer. Hannah Lemons, a Massillon Jackson senior, finished an impressive high school career with her third straight top ten finish by shooting a 39-36-75. Kent Roosevelt senior Kory Neilsen finished in fourth place, marking her second straight top ten overall finish.  
Boys Division II
     Following a third-place team finish in 2015, Cincinnati Archbishop McNicholas returned their top three golfers, and were ready to make a run at a state championship. The Archbishop Rockets shot a first round 312, putting them 19 strokes ahead of second place. On day two, the five seniors didn't let up, and shot a final round 315 to earn the school's first ever boys golf state championship. Seniors Ty DeBonis, Zane Brownrigg, and Chris Dunne shot 152, 153, and 159 respectively. The Rockets' 312-315-627 is the fifth lowest team score in tournament history.
     After starting Saturday in sixth place, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin finished as runners-up by shooting a day two 312. Junior Charlie Toman finished third overall, and lead the team with a two-day score of 75-75-150, while freshman Aditya Archar shot a 83-76-159 in his first state tournament.
     Earning medalist honors was Bexley's Trevor Binau with a 73-71-144, which was the fifth lowest two-round score in tournament history. The sophomore took 17 strokes off of his freshman year performance, and was the only player to finish a round under par. Individual qualifier, and fellow sophomore, Trent Tipton finished in second place with a 75-74-149.
Girls Division II
     The girls from Milan Edison brought home the school's first ever state championship. Edison posted a two-day score of 331-330-661, missing the state record by a mere three strokes. Team balance was the key to Milan's championship, as four players (Zeiter, Pruitt, Grant, Butler) all posted two-day scores of 167 or below.
     Lead by Sophia Trombetta (70-72-142), in just their third year in existence, the Independence girls golf team earned their runner-up trophy by posting an impressive 328-337-665.
     Eaton's Sarah Willis won medalist, and broke the overall score state record in the process. By posting a 68-68-136, not only did Sarah break the two-round overall record, she tied the single round record on both Friday and Saturday. Incredibly, two other girls posted 68's, as well. Runner-up Alexis Jones, shot a first round 68 for the second time in her high school career, and Monroe's Sammi Blackburn used a final round 68 to push her into fourth place overall.


  • Boys Division III: October 14-15, 2016 -  NorthStar Golf Club, Sunbury
  • Boys Division II: October 14-15, 2016 -  The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Columbus
  • Girls Division II: October 14-15, 2016 -  The Ohio State University Gray Course, Columbus
  • Boys Division I: October 21-22, 2016 -  The Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Columbus
  • Girls Division I: October 21-22, 2016 -  The Ohio State University Gray Course, Columbus